Burroughs High Falls From CIF Playoffs

Photos by Sebastian Moore / Burbank Leader The Burroughs High School varsity girls’ basketball held its Senior Night ceremonies, honoring Haley Dowthwaite and Noor Fahs, who flanked head coach Vicky Oganyan (center).

First published in the Feb. 19 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The John Burroughs High School varsity girls’ basketball team was ousted from the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs after falling to Costal League champion San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep, 62-26, in a second round game on Wednesday evening.
Senior Noor Fahs collected 14 points and five rebounds while junior Izzy Roderick added seven rebounds for the Bears.
Burroughs had a fine season, finishing as runners-up in the Pacific League with a 6-1 record and 22-7 overall mark.


John Burroughs High School senior Haley Dowthwaite (right) collected 11 points as the Bears cruised to a lopsided victory over visiting Flintridge Prep of La Cañada Flintridge last week. However, Burroughs was defeated in Wednesday’s CIF second round.

Burroughs won its first-round game by producing one of its best performances this season. The 74 points was the Bears’ highest single-game total and the 34-point margin of victory was the second largest in 2021-22.
Fahs dominated both offensively and defensively, compiling a team-high 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, with nine steals and seven rebounds.
“I’m just happy it was a team win,” Fahs said. “Everybody had a good game tonight, offensively and defensively. I’m just so proud of how far we’ve come as a team. I’m so happy to see the progression we’ve made and the great team chemistry we have now.”
It was smooth sailing from the first quarter on after the Bears jumped to a commanding 23-8 lead and never looked back. Junior Rachel Little sparked the offensive onslaught by scoring the first field goal of the contest, one of Burroughs’ 14 total 3-pointers. She finished with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.
“The first half, our shooting — I don’t know if it was the new net I put up or what,” JBHS head coach Vicky Oganyan said. “I’m just kidding; we play with confidence. We have a lot of girls who can hit shots and today they were on. We had a good week of practice so I was expecting them to come out and play well.”
Junior Isabella Roderick, who registered 16 points and five rebounds, contributed three field goals to Burroughs’ 15-4 scoring run in the third quarter. Meanwhile, senior Haley Dowthwaite scored nine of her 11 points during a 14-5 scoring run to open the second quarter.
Junior Ivanna Razov scored three points while sophomores Karly Geris, Ashley Martin and Natalie Sanchez each finished with two points.